Daniel Archer hopes to use his Bachelor of Sports Science degree in sports management to advance his career in the sports, hospitality, and leisure industry in sunny southern California.
Archer, of Los Angeles, is the United States Sports Academy’s latest Student of the Month, selected by Academy faculty for his diligence in the classroom and attention to detail in incorporating faculty feedback into his assignments. A recent graduate of the associates degree in kinesiology program at Mount San Antonio Community College in Walnut, Calif., Archer hopes his Academy degree will open further doors in the wide open, booming sports tourism industry in the state.
Archer currently works as a sponsorship scout for a sports marketing company and in grounds maintenance at a golf course in Diamond Bar, Calif. He said the Academy’s flexible scheduling options and online environment are beneficial for adult learners who work full time jobs.
“I found out about the Academy from an internet ad and at first, I was skeptical about online learning,” Archer said. “But now I view the Academy as the best decision I have ever made. The online learning format is perfect for me as a working adult. I can do my work around my own busy schedule. It is also perfect for me as someone with ADHD who always had trouble sitting in a classroom. The classes are engaging, interesting, and fun and really keep my attention. The Academy is excellent and has really set the standard for what I think about online education now.”
In addition to his work in sports marketing and course maintenance, Archer is also certified to be an interscholastic golf coach by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). He hopes to use his Academy degree to ultimately become an event and tournament staff manager for the PGA and to coach golf.
“I have quite honestly enjoyed every course I’ve taken from the Academy, but one that stands out is the sports promotion and event planning course I’m taking right now,” Archer said. “That course speaks to me because it is directly related to the field I’m interested in.”